Books In the Heart of the Country A Novel by J.M. Coetzee Paperback, 138 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $14 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleIn the Heart of the CountrySubtitleA NovelAuthorJ.M. Coetzee Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by J.M. Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians Summertime The Childhood of Jesus Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about In the Heart of the Country iStockphoto Three Books... Beyond Banned: Books That Survived The Censors March 30, 2011 In the 1970s, writer Elena Gorokhova sat in her apartment in St. Petersburg — then Leningrad — writing books she knew wouldn't make it past the censors. She recommends three revolutionary reads affirming that the human voice endures, even under the most suffocating circumstances.